1. But his characters were very often like himself, stoic, 1 reason he was so great in Westerns, or as a man of conscience, like in 12 Angry Men & Mr. Roberts.

    2. @u.n. owen Mr. Roberts was in my opinion one of the greatest films ever! I loved the part where Jack Lemmon (Ensign Pulver) was coming down the steps and finally ran into the Captain (James Cagney) who asked him who he was. “Well Ensign Pulver how long have you been on board?, SIX MONTHS!?, and I haven’t seen you, “well I’ve been busy doing laundry and moral boosting, well Ensign Pulver we must have dinner some time” than Mr. Roberts (Henry Fonda) giving him the business for being scared of the captain, so cool, and such a good movie.

    3. Classically. He WASN’T expressing HIS emotions in movies at all! That’s the POINT! He was acting other emotions, SCRIPTED, therefore FAKE emotions.
      As another commenter says, most of his roles were stoic emotionless men like him.

  1. Jane: my father is the same.. He is 81 and has a hard time to express any emotions.. His mom and dad were the same.. Generations. Love you Jane!

  2. Great interview!! So real. You both expressed relationship issues and healing that many of us benefit from hearing. Thank you.

  3. This was an amazing, very moving interview. I already liked and admired Jane, and now I love her even more. When she teared up about her father, I found that especially touching.
    And she’s so right that many of us around her age had fathers that weren’t openly affectionate or emotional. Great interview. Thank you, Chris Wallace.

    1. @KATIE they were not comrades of hers…she was duped into taking that trip…and besides we had no business there anyway…the real traitor is LBJ..not Jane…yet I see nobody questioning his motives here

    2. My father was a good man, but he had such a henpecked wife (my mother), who discouraged any emotion except negativity. I wish I had understood his background.

  4. What a fantastic interview. I think Jane got a bum rap during the 1970’s but jane plz forgive yourself for not being the mom you wish you were. I’m sorry that your mom did to you too, you deserved better. It’s unfortunate your dad was born during a certain generation that couldn’t show love very easily sometimes, however you’ve learned where your shortcomings are and your doing something to change it for the better, you should be congratulated on the good work you’re doing. I wish you well.

  5. I read the book about her life she wrote a few years ago and got such insight into the real Jane Fonda. She has learned so many life lessons the hard way, but she did learn them. Jane Fonda is quite a lady!

    1. @Trumps Deranged Supporters Right.. Trump incited an insurrection , TREASON!
      This woman isn’t, never was, or intended to be in government, let alone the POTUS.

    2. @Antonia Hamilton
      Hahaha. Yep. Nothing gets me in an uproar. I just like the banter with idiots. Especially when they have no clue what they are talking about, or who they are talking to. It’s comical really. Lol

  6. I have known Jane from cinema but knowing her up “personally” ,wow,she is real! amazing! what a great person!Thank you so much for this interview.

  7. Jane is such an amazing women; despite her father’s shortcomings, she became such a great person and role model for people (men and women) around the world.

    1. She was very fortunate that Ted Turner divorced her when he did. She was lucky to be relieved of the burden of caring for a husband with Lewy Body Dementia.

  8. I love Jane Fonda she is, and has always been real, not afraid to be vulnerable and honest. So grateful, a woman after my own heart.

    1. Jane led a shallow, rotten life. Full of horrible decision making, terrible acting and a truly messed up ideology. May she rotten in hell.

  9. Amazingly real interview. This is a woman who is completing a life cycle with depth of understanding about herself and has the freedom to openly share. Wonderful. On Golden Pond and Agnes of God are two of my favorite movies.

  10. I was my father’s youngest son. I saw my father cry one time in my life. It was when I was getting on the plane to go to boot camp when I was 18. My father told me a few years later he wasn’t ready to see his baby boy leave home. He’s been gone a while now and when my youngest left home recently, I felt connected to my father again and what it was like for him all those years ago

    1. @Mozart1220 Trump did not go to Russia and shell US troops
      Fonda sat on a gun emplacement as they shelled US soldiers
      Fonda saw POWs but refused to take their letters to home with her
      FFFFfonda and anybody that supports her

  11. I can only imagine how hard that would be to watch scenes of her dad. I lost my mom 13 years ago, and while it sounds nice on paper to have a massive archive video footage of her, I can understand how it would also be extremely hard to watch !

    1. Well I have trouble with pictures and tearing up, I can’t imagine the pain and feelings of loss watching a Mother or Father on film.

  12. I love Jane Fonda and with this interview in which she bared her emotions, misgivings, shyness, etc., I love and admire her even more. She’s one hell of a lady. Kudos and thanks Chris.

  13. Powerful!
    I could read my own father-son-relationship story into it, emotionally and intellectually.

    I think though that there is something like a generational layer of explanation for our emotional dramas also (I am 82): Our knowledge about human nature, our feeling and thinking patterns and all that that makes our unconscious mind a dominating factor as long as we don’t pay attention to it has, thankfully, grown after all.

  14. Moved me to tears. I felt her emotions. I am 62 years old right now, and just this year, after two marriages, I don’t need a man. I don’t want to be married again; I don’t want a man in my life, actually. To hear her say she came to that insight at 62 is life-affirming for me. Thank you Jane.

    1. I have a partner and I’m glad I do.
      I don’t “need” anyone , but I’m glad I have one other human I can connect with on a spiritual level .

  15. A candid, raw, and honest conversation here from a woman I have always admired, about how hard life can be in the fast lane. Money and fame have not dehumanized her. Respect!

  16. This level of honesty is exactly what we all need to be doing together. I thank both of you with all of my heart.

  17. This reminds me so much of my Dad who’s about to turn 93. Such a likeable guy to his peers but so emotionally withholding with his family members, especially his children. My mother had issues too. Of course, that’s how they were raised. I don’t think it’s coincidence that none of us four children, had children of our own. But, on the bright side, when my Mom went through a 5 month dying process after a bad fall, my father (to my surprise) rose to the challenge and took such good care, both of her, and the house she was never able to return to. He visited her every day, sometimes more than once, even when she was put in a Care home half an hour away. I am so glad I got to see that.

  18. If Jane could feel for one second the admiration that her fans have for her she would melt with emotion. She has meant so much to me as I have grown up with her. All the way from her famous movies to her exercise videos. And yet she still seems to harbor some insecurities that come with being human. I could listen to her all day long because she is the opposite of shallow.

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